V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Spasite utopajuščego

V' 17

Spasite utopajuščego

Rettet den Ertrinkenden

Pavel Arsenov
UdSSR, 1967
69min, OmdU

Bild: Gosfilmofond

Spasite utopajuščego

Pavel Arsenov
UdSSR, 1967
, 69min, OmdU

Actors: 
Andrej Ušakov
Leonid Karasaev
Egor D’jakov

Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

The pioneer’s spirit, which demands unselfish heroic deeds from young children, is undergone by Arsenov with two forms of playful criticism: On the one hand there is the satirical tone of his musical comedy (the music comes from the great Soviet film composer Michail Tariverdiev), in which the chorus of adults praises the “boys”, and a woman always has to sing "There was also a girl in it!" And on the other hand is the real gravity of Andrey’s moral conflict, who rescues his friend Gulka from drowning only for self-display, and then can’t cope with the heroic worshiping of his person.

With an introduction by Christoph Huber

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